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Noreth/Ee/Fe is a combination-type birth control medication that uses progestin and estrogen to prevent pregnancy. By preventing the release of an egg and thickening the vaginal fluids, it prevents your body from getting pregnant. Noreth/Ee/Fe is also sometimes prescribed to treat the symptoms of endometriosis and hormone-based acne.
At this time Nurx only offers Noreth/Ee/Fe for pickup at your local pharmacy, but we carry similar birth control options available for delivery. Just answer a few quick questions and one of our licensed providers will help find the birth control that’s right for you. Click here to get started.
How Does Noreth/Ee/Fe Work?
Noreth/Ee/Fe is an oral birth control medication that is taken daily, at the same time each day. The first 21 pills in the pack contain the progestin and estrogen hormones. The final seven pills in the pack do not contain any active hormones but do contain a small amount of iron. These are meant to be reminder pills and after you finish them, you will start all over with a new packet. It is important that you take Noreth/Ee/Fe at the same time each day. Choose a time of day that is easiest for you to remember.
Is Noreth/Ee/Fe Easy to Get?
Yes. Because Noreth/Ee/Fe is a safe option that can treat the symptoms of endometriosis and prevent pregnancy, we at Nurx™ often recommend it. You will need a prescription to fill Noreth/Ee/Fe but our remote Nurx™ healthcare providers can help you with that. Licensed in your state, a Nurx™ healthcare provider will go over your health history with you. Then, we will ship your Noreth/Ee/Fe discretely and conveniently to your house.
Nurx™ also partners with most insurance companies so you can get your birth control at an affordable rate. No insurance? Fortunately, Noreth/Ee/Fe is a generic version of Estrostep Fe and Loestrin Fe, meaning that it is an affordable birth control choice.
What Precautions Should I be Aware of Before Taking Noreth/Ee/Fe?
It is important to discuss your health history and current medications with your doctor or Nurx™ healthcare provider before beginning Noreth/Ee/Fe. You should avoid Noreth/Ee/Fe if you are allergic to estrogen or progestin. A Nurx™ healthcare professional can help you evaluate your risk of having an allergic reaction which might include itching, rash, difficulty breathing, and facial swelling. Diabetics may notice a change in their blood sugar levels and your doctor may request additional readings.
Are There Any Known Side Effects of Noreth/Ee/Fe?
All medications come with the possibility of side effects. Fortunately, many women will not experience severe side effects when taking Noreth/Ee/Fe. Side effects might include nausea, headache, bloating, fluid retention, and weight changes.
More severe side effects are rare but have occurred including breast lumps, a worsening of depression symptoms, blood clots, difficulty breathing, and vision changes. These side effects may sound scary but very few women are likely to experience them. Instead, more women are likely to notice things like fewer ovarian cysts and less pain from endometriosis.
Can I Take Noreth/Ee/Fe With Other Medications?
You can take Noreth/Ee/Fe with most medications. However, some medications may interfere with Noreth/E/Fe. You can avoid these complications by discussing all medication usage with your doctor or Nurx™ healthcare professional. Interactions can occur with aromatase inhibitors, anti-seizure medications, and HIV drugs. Some medications like St. Johns wort and cancer medications can reduce Noreth/Ee/Fe's ability to prevent pregnancy.
You should also notify your doctor if you are taking any medications that could interact with iron.
Does Noreth/Ee/Fe Cause Irregular Bleeding?
Breakthrough bleeding, or spotting may occur as your body adjusts to the medication. However, if you continue to experience breakthrough bleeding, it might indicate that the medication is not working effectively. In this case, you should discuss your options with a Nurx™ healthcare professional.
Does Noreth/Ee/Fe Cause Acne?
Noreth/Ee/Fe does not cause acne. In fact, it is sometimes prescribed to treat hormone-based acne.
How Does Nurx™ Work?
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